Rethinking the piles: As part of a long-term plan to encourage conservation, the city is shifting the way it charges for solid waste. Hauling trash to the landfill costs the city $1.1 million a year. photo by Max Cooper

Trash and treasure

Last week, Asheville City Council members approved fee changes that could pump more than $2 million into the city coffers. Today, April 3, Council dives deeper into the city’s budget challenges, hosting a budget worksession and town hall at 2 p.m. in the second-floor banquet room of the U.S. Cellular Center.

Unpreceden­ted: Sitel workers mount historic union organizing drive

Editor’s note: This article resulted from reporter David Forbes’ five-month investigation. During that time, he tried various means to get Sitel’s side of the story, including dozens of phone calls to different divisions of the company. At press time, Sitel still had not responded in any way; lacking that input, Xpress resorted to culling whatever […]